Top Students of the St. Joe Class of 2021


Taylor Valentine

The seniors of the Saint Joe Class of 2021 sit with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades after they are recognized at all school mass.

Saleena Vu

On March 19th, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades came to celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph at the Solemnity of Saint Joseph All School Mass. Afterwards, Mr. Kennedy announced the following 51 seniors as Saint Joe Scholars who achieved a 4.0 cumulative gpa all throughout seven semesters:

Marie Achkar, Olivia Agostino, Emanuel Alaniz, Benjamin Appleton, John Bailey, Katherine Bellia, Terese Berente, Alayna Campbell, Claire Chadwell, Dorothy Crumlish, Louisa Davis, Matthew Egan, Sean Egan, Emma Feltzer, Sean Gibson, Sarah Hiestand, Hunter Horan, Ethan Horvath, Sydney Hull, Maeve Kearney, Clare Keller, Amelia Kempf, Andrew Lamont, Tea Lazareto, Vicky Lin, Josephine Lloyd, Kayla Mkandawire, Natalie Moore, Cole Moser, Jose Najar, Mia Naman, Maximilian Niebur, Elena Orians, Caroline Pracht, Brandon Prokop, Mary Catherine Pruitt, Isabella Riboni, Elliot Sakimoto, Isabella Saratore, Anna Skwarcan, Mia Sniadecki, Zachary Taylor, Emma Tincher, Onur Toper, Isabella Troester, Kyle Tupper, Saleena Vu, Timothy Weber, and Tatum White

Jonathan Liu was revealed to be Valedictorian for the Saint Joe class of 2021. He is planning to go Columbia University to study physics.

He has participated in tennis, track and field, Right to Life, and Quiz Bowl at Saint Joe. He has conducted physics and chemistry research for Notre Dame, volunteered at the Catholic Charities food pantry, and earned his Eagle Scout badge.

“It’s an incredible honor to be named the Valedictorian, and it means so much to be recognized for working hard in the classroom these past four years.”

— Johnathan Liu

said Liu. “My oldest brother was Valedictorian of the Class of 2015 at Saint Joe, so it’s great to be following in his footsteps.”
Joseph Maffetone was named the Salutatorian of the senior class and plans to study physics at the University of Michigan in the fall and study engineering.
He is involved with Quiz Bowl, Mathletes, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society and Maffetone invested a lot of his free time with the community-based FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. He has done research with Notre Dame’s Quarknet program, and interned with Brookhaven National Laboratory’s High School Research Program.

“Being this year’s salutatorian is a great honor and I’m very grateful for all those who have helped and supported me throughout my high school career, especially my teachers, friends, and family.”

— Joseph Maffetone

The Class of 2021 is truly amazing and I’m humbled to be able to speak at graduation.”

Congratulations to Joseph Maffetone and Jonathan Liu for their huge accomplishment!